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"A great environment to be in, but not the most exciting work."

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Former Intern - Intern
Former Intern - Intern
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at MITRE as an intern

Pros

Intelligent, helpful, and understanding coworkers
Many other interns

Cons

The work given to many (but not all) interns was not particularly challenging/interesting. In many cases, it doesn't feel like you're making a significant contribution.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (17)

    "Sense of Entitlement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, generous vacation, matching retirement, decent opportunities for outside training when the company is in good financial shape (currently it is not). Work life balance is excellent for some individuals.

    Cons

    The company does not seem to attract "the best and the brightest." The retention rate is unusually high, which in some ways works against the organization. There is a sense of entitlement with many employees who seem to be just showing up for the pay check and will only exert the minimal effort required to fly under the radar.

    The focus on work life balance creates an environment where management will not address issues related to performance or attendance. There are too many people who seem to be just trying to hang on until they can reach retirement age. The culture feels stodgy, out of step, and slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a more rigorous performance evaluation system. The current one is almost useless and that is how it is viewed by management and staff.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Rampant nepotism, horrendous management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MITRE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package was good. Pay was above average. MITRE gives more vacation time than for-profit companies.

    Cons

    There is an unbelievable amount of nepotism at MITRE. Employees who are somehow "connected" to management can get away with doing very little work compared to others who lack these connections. I worked for years with a colleague who spent most of each day attending to personal hobbies on company time, then leaving in mid-afternoon. Nothing was ever done about this, because he was "connected" to the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Fire whole levels of clueless middle managers and put an end to the nepotism.

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